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Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

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From thence a long subterranean passage, through which shadowy spirits glided incessantly, led to the throne room, where Pluto and Proserpina sat in state, clad in their sable robes. From the foot of this throne flowed the rivers which channeled the Lower World. One, the Cocytus, rolled salt waves, composed of naught but the tears flowing continually from the eyes of the [161] criminals condemned to hard labor in Tartarus, the portion of Hades reserved for the exclusive use of the wicked.


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